Thursday, May 23 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:58:59 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
The five-year-old boy identified only as Ethan has seen a lot in the past few days: the murder of his school bus driver, Charles Poland, Jr., several agonizing days inside an underground bunker with an armed stranger, and a dramatic rescue by federal agents.
"You would have to believe at some point there might be some re-experiencing of the trauma," clinical psychologist, Bert Pitts, said.
Pitts says he was relieved when reports of Ethan's first few hours after his rescue revealed the boy has been in good spirits giving high fives, watching cartoons and playing with his toys.
"As well as Ethan did last night in the early minutes after he was rescued, I would say that bodes well," Pitts said.
The psychologist says this especially because, according to officials, Ethan has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Still, even with the good news these first few days Pitts thinks it's possible as time wears on the effects of Ethan's experience will be seen.
"You certainly expect some of the trauma to show itself and it's even a good thing for the trauma to get itself out so he doesn't just hold it in," Pitts said.
Pitts says a child like Ethan could re-experience trauma in a variety of ways from nightmares to tearfulness to changes in mood. He says it is up to the adults in his life to watch and respond to whatever may come up.
"In a way that's appropriate for his age your helping him. Also coaching his mother and teachers about what to look for just in case," Pitts said.
Pitts says Ethan's age may contribute to the type of therapy he receives. He says if Ethan does respond to the trauma he experienced the boy could be treated with play therapy where therapists use the powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psycho-social difficulties.
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